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Partner: Director of Architecture
Dallas, Texas
This award winning multi-disciplinary architecture + design firm has an extensive portfolio encompassing multi-family residential, student housing, mixed-use, hospitality, corporate, and government projects. The firm’s dynamic, design team structure promotes collaboration and innovation, while investing in the talent and expertise of all professional staff and incorporating the latest technology throughout the organization. They are committed to surpassing their clients’ expectations with design solutions that reflect and respect the unique cultural, social, and built environment traditions of communities. Given the firm’s continued growth, they are seeking a Partner/Director of Architecture with proven experience leading a studio and/or practice, to assume a key leadership role in their thriving Dallas office.

The Partner/Director of Architecture will be an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, highly skilled in project and client leadership for large complex multi-family, mixed-use, student housing, senior housing and/or hospitality projects while being highly adept with practice management and operations leadership. They will work closely with the Managing Partner, Director of Operations, Director of Professional Services, project architects, managers, and designers in the development of concepts and strategies that respond to program, client, and project requirements while striving to elevate design quality and technical execution. The firm’s strengths lie in the integration of architecture, landscape architecture and engineering, and the Partner/Director of Architecture will work closely across disciplines, collaborating in the development of designs and technical execution of projects. 

With exceptional skills at building long-term relationships, they will participate in business development activities with the Managing Partner and design colleagues to attract new clients and maintain existing clients in the U.S. West and Southwest including Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and California. The Partner/Director of Architecture will manage the full scope of projects including design management, technical excellence, quality assurance, project delivery and project performance/ profitability. Adept with the big picture and the smallest details, the Partner/Director of Architecture will have proven project leadership and understanding of zoning and building codes in relation to practice, process, protocols, and construction methodologies for projects of multiple scales, and share this knowledge and expertise as a mentor to junior and intermediate talent.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture and Licensure required, LEED AP preferred
  • 15-20+ years progressive project experience and leadership on complex projects including multi-family residential new construction and renovation/restoration
  • Experience with all phases of projects including successful experience navigating and interacting with planning boards and review boards.
  • Collaborative leader with a proven track record of running teams and working closely with clients, sub-consultants and vendors while completing large, complex projects. 
  • Strong Knowledge of regional zoning ordinances, laws and regulations related to design and construction for multi-family residential and/or hospitality projects.
  • Proven ability to present information and respond quickly to inquiries from managers, clients, and the general public.
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility, and an understanding of market forces pertaining to fees, scope, and schedule requirements.